Chichester gig in tribute to ‘amazing woman’

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A CHARITY gig in honour of a Chichester woman who died of cancer raised £259.93 for Cancer Research.

Ryan Hull, 27, of Chichester, organised the gig, called Heavy Bands vs Cancer, after the death of his friend’s mother Diana Trinder.

He set the gig up because Diana arranged a similar event last year.

“Diana passed away from cancer this year so I thought it be a good idea to set a gig up in her memory,” said Ryan.

“I am thinking about doing it once a year.”

The gig was supported by Diana’s daughters Sophie and Sarah.

“My mum would be so proud of everyone that took part and she’d be so happy that someone’s continued her hard work for a cause that is so important to so many people,” said Sophie.

“My mum loved her music and she loved the people that took part in and helped out with her shows for breast cancer last year.

“She said that last year was the year of her life for many reasons, including the charity gigs she held.

“I can never thank everyone enough for dedicating such an amazing night to such an amazing woman.”

The show took place on Saturday night at the Havana in Chichester.

Simon Mentasti, 24, of Chichester, performed at the show. He said: “A lot of us are very good friends of Sophie and Sarah, and it was a nice opportunity to show our support for them at this sad time and to celebrate the work their mother Diana did for charity.”